Similar questions have been asked in the Q&A, but not in this context. I'm looking for the city is not the level of wages in IT, and the quality of life.
I was born and live in Vladivostok, and the last time I am not satisfied with life in it. In connection with the forthcoming APEC summit and a dozen "buildings of the century" (the number of which, we did just that Sochi inferior) appearance of the town began incredibly to deteriorate (although used to do not really was, a military city), and prices are rising by leaps and bounds. Recently, for example, our real estate prices on par with prices in St. Petersburg.
I myself for several months working on a stable good salary remotely, and reference to the city of residence I have no. Against this background, I began to think seriously where I live would like. Long sitting at the Wikipedia pages on cities of Russia much sense is not given, so I ask Hebraist to give me interesting options. The criteria are as follows:
1) not Moscow and not Peter
2) reasonable prices for accommodation
3) a normal environment
4) well-developed Internet infrastructure (in terms of the fact that the rates were at least 2-3мбит for the 1000R.)
5) enjoy the city's appearance, architecture
6) big pluses — the sea or the mountains
7) mild climate
8) the population of the city from 30 to 500 thousand people (don't want too small and too big city)
While look at Kaliningrad and Taganrog. Therefore, I especially want to ask the people living in those cities, to say how you personally like about them, what are the pros and what are the problems.
Thank you all in advance.
As many have started to promote the option of Asian countries, I must warn you though: you can not bother, I'm interested in Russian cities. Reasons can read in my comments to these proposals.